Monthly Archives: September 2013

Printing human organs – is this the answer to solving the transplant shortage?

There are approximately 10,000 people on the UK transplant list waiting to receive an organ. Statistics show that, due to a shortage in organs available for transplant, every day 3 of these people will die before receiving their transplant. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Komodo dragon: how this foul-mouthed fiend feasts

“Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you art crunchy and good with ketchup.” ― Anon The fearsome Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest living lizard, weighing in at an average of 150 lbs, and measuring 3 … Continue reading

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Science of the bloody brain

Luigi Cane literally had a hole in his head. A brick had unforgivingly fallen on the back of it, smashing a section of his skull like a spoon knocking the shell off the top of a hard-boiled egg. And so, … Continue reading

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Hope for new MS drug which could repair damaged cells.

Researchers from the private biotech firm ENDECE Neural have just announced the development of a new compound they believe may have the potential to repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is the most common neurological disorder affecting young … Continue reading

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Cancer resistant rodents – the naked truth

The naked mole rat is a quirky little creature. These mouse-size rodents may be curious-looking, but they are fast becoming the rising star of cancer and ageing research. Their unusual lifestyle alone makes them interesting – unlike any other known mammal, … Continue reading

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Do infections speed up memory loss in Alzheimer’s?

How does an infection affect the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It’s a neurodegenerative condition characterized by ongoing cognitive decline, loss of functions such as memory, and behavioural abnormalities. AD usually … Continue reading

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